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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Vintage Polka Dot Blouses

Vintage Polka Dot Blouses
Vintage polka dot blouse

Vintage Polka Dot Blouses
Rodeo Blouse: Blue polka dot print with ascot bow collar, long sleeveront button closure.
Product details: shopdeepoca.bigcartel.com

As a style, vintage polka dot blouse have waxed and waned over the years, but nowadays nearly anything can be found covered with bright and festive polka dots these days. Admittedly, decorating completely in polka dots can be a bit much, but a few touches here and there can add a bit of fun and color to a stylish outfit.

Vintage Polka Dot Blouses
Vintage polka dot blouse with bow collar, pencil skirt and vintage shoe. Cute!

Vintage Polka Dot Blouses
Vintage polka dot button down blouse
Product details: shopping.aol.com

For instance, vintage polka dot blouse are back in fashion. This season is all about this dress which seems to put a happy smile on everyone's faces. It was very popular in the 1950s and nowadays, it brings the charm of those times back on our streets. Many designers have included this style in their collections. In order to be fashionable, you should immediately surf the web and buy a vintage blouse with a classic or unique combination of dots in colors and different scales. It will definitely attract attention and make you feel like a star.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Vintage Ruffled Blouses

vintage ruffled blouse
Vintage Ruffled Blouses

Vintage ruffle blouses are curve-flattering, feminine, and timeless all in one. Balancing a ruffle blouse with one or two pieces of your capsule wardrobe and you easily create a fresh new look. Pair a ruffle blouse with a short pants, mini skirt, pencil skirt, or straight tailored trousers, and you will look trendy and beautiful.

vintage ruffled blouse

Monday, 6 February 2012

Fashion Blouses: Vintage Fashion Trends


Vitage fashion
image source: www.fashionshesays.com


Fashion has a way of repeating itself this is why some of the clothes women's wear today can be described as vintage fashion. Runways are full of fashion items that have made a strong comeback and that are considered trendy once more.


Simple vintage blouse
image source:
picnicsunday.com

Vintage fashion blouses is the fashion that people used to follow in the 50s, 60s, and 70s blouse patterns. Everything about that age was big and bright and way over-the-top. In-order to go for the hard-core retro look you first need to choose a particular era because each era had a distinct fashion. You can even go for the all-in-one retro look by picking prominent fashions from each period and combining them to get a revolutionary look.


Green vintage blouses

Vintage blouses have great versatility! Tuck it into some shorts or pants, or layer it with a cardi, to contrast the blouse or the collar. I love wearing vintage blouses with some denim shorts and its great for weekends.


Blue sky ruflle blouse


White vingate blouse with bow tie and green skirt, cute!
image source: www.chictopia.com

You can also create your own fashion blouse trends by mixing and matching fashion pieces from the past and the present. This will give a personalized image to your fashion sense. You can even choose to include the one item which stood out in every era into your closet because this will prevent you from overdoing it.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Beautiful Floral Vintage Blouses


Beautiful Floral Vintage Blouse
image source: Etsy.com

Regardless of fashion's erratic tendency to change in styles, it seems like floral print blouses never go out of style, especially in the spring season. These dresses are a favorite for women to wear to summer holidays. Even for casual days, they make their appearance as the warm weather approaches in the form of breezy sundresses. They are either dominated by an array of flowers or may have one or a couple of large floral embellishments.


Beautiful Floral Vintage Blouse
Image source: flickr.com


Yellow floral vintage blouse,
Image source flickr.com

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Seriously stunning sheer floral blouse. A vibrant floral pattern pops against sheer black fabric on this high-collared vintage blouse. Blouse has breast pockets, button-down front and button closure at cuffs, mandarin style collar, and side vents at the hip.

The trick to picking out great florals that will work for the colder weather is choosing darker colours or colours that can easily be worn with black or coloured tights. Very light or pale coloured florals may not work so well because it will be difficult to find something suitable to wear on your legs and they will also probably look out of place on a cold and windy day.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Vintage Blouses Tops

Vintage Blouses Tops
White vintage blouse top and matching the colour of the hat and skirt, it becomes a lovely vintage look.
image source: iaminlovewithaunicorn.tumblr.com

Vintage fashion is back and how! This is an age where we see the return of the retro fashion era. Gone are the days of modern clothes and accessories because according to the fashion gurus, the buzz is that Vintage is the "in" thing in the fashion circuit. With the "old is new" setting in people are busy giving their wardrobes a retro make-over.

Vintage Blouses Tops
vintage ruffle blouse
A super cute wardrobe staple.
vintage white button down blouse with a ruffle front, collar and cuffs.
You can buy this vintage blouse at Etsy.com

As vintage clothing styles including vintage blouses began to expand in the 1970's, people all over the world started to embrace and search for vintage clothing items from the past to mix into their eclectic wardrobes. The definition of vintage today varies around the world, and often includes the word "old" or is described as something from a specific time era.

Vintage Blouses shop Vintage Blouses stores
1970s Vintage blouse.
This vintage blouse top is so cute! It has a button down front that is lined in lace, with short sleeves/long sleeves, and a collared neckline.
You can buy this vintage blouses at USTrendy.com

Vintage Blouses Tops
Each of us can create a vintage blouse fashion trend of our own, all we have to do is to figure out what are the best fashion accessories that look good on us. Being our own personal stylist is not a hard thing to do, all we have to make sure off is that we are looking in the right places for the right clothes.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Vintage Fashion Trends: Boho rhapsody



Grab your head scarves, feathers and faux furs. Add a touch of colour clashing and bask in a little retrospective fashion.

Boho chic is back in vogue, but the classic 1970s trend has been remodelled with a bit of a 90s twist to give the soft ladylike lines an edgier, more tailored appearance.

It is the perfect trend to have a play with as it incorporates the most flamboyant elements of each look.

If fashion designer Ossie Clark and early 90s Versace had a love child, the fruit of that marriage would be this trend.

It is rich and decadent, soft and floaty, with layered fabric in bold jewel colours all topped off with lashings of accessories.



Build up the look around one statement piece, be that a dress or fabulous fitted trousers, introduce one print anywhere, from psychedelic to snakeskin, and create your own style around it.

When dressing in deep jewel tones like purple and moss green don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour, such as coral, to break it up. Wearing a patterned shirt underneath will give a nod to the 90s and keep the look feeling fresh. Traditionally, boho chic dressing is all about the movement of material. Here, you still want to achieve an element of fluidity in what you are wearing but teaming a tight-fitted skirt with a floaty shirt with give you the contrast you need to make the look current.

Maxi dresses are the definition of bohemian dressing. You can go all out with a maxi by finding one with a bold print, but keeping it simple and sticking to one colour will guarantee the garment’s longevity.

It is the accessories with this look that keeps it on trend. Place a fur gillet over the cascading fabrics and introduce a head scarf with an oversized clutch and you’ll be working it.

Snakeskin is much easier to wear than you might anticipate, particularly when it’s on a dress that is exquisitely cut. Find one in a classic wrap shape and it will flatter all figures. The earthy tones of the print work well with purples and gold so have fun adding accessories to it.

Leather instantly rocks up any look, so pairing it with print is perfect if you are trying to tick the 70s and 90s box correctly. Throw a bright coloured blazer over the top of the outfit to keep it fresh looking and pull the textures together.
Grab your head scarves, feathers and faux furs. Add a touch of colour clashing and bask in a little retrospective fashion.

Boho chic is back in vogue, but the classic 1970s trend has been remodelled with a bit of a 90s twist to give the soft ladylike lines an edgier, more tailored appearance.

It is the perfect trend to have a play with as it incorporates the most flamboyant elements of each look.

If fashion designer Ossie Clark and early 90s Versace had a love child, the fruit of that marriage would be this trend.

It is rich and decadent, soft and floaty, with layered fabric in bold jewel colours all topped off with lashings of accessories.

Build up the look around one statement piece, be that a dress or fabulous fitted trousers, introduce one print anywhere, from psychedelic to snakeskin, and create your own style around it.

When dressing in deep jewel tones like purple and moss green don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour, such as coral, to break it up. Wearing a patterned shirt underneath will give a nod to the 90s and keep the look feeling fresh. Traditionally, boho chic dressing is all about the movement of material. Here, you still want to achieve an element of fluidity in what you are wearing but teaming a tight-fitted skirt with a floaty shirt with give you the contrast you need to make the look current.

Maxi dresses are the definition of bohemian dressing. You can go all out with a maxi by finding one with a bold print, but keeping it simple and sticking to one colour will guarantee the garment’s longevity.

It is the accessories with this look that keeps it on trend. Place a fur gillet over the cascading fabrics and introduce a head scarf with an oversized clutch and you’ll be working it.



Snakeskin is much easier to wear than you might anticipate, particularly when it’s on a dress that is exquisitely cut. Find one in a classic wrap shape and it will flatter all figures. The earthy tones of the print work well with purples and gold so have fun adding accessories to it.

Leather instantly rocks up any look, so pairing it with print is perfect if you are trying to tick the 70s and 90s box correctly. Throw a bright coloured blazer over the top of the outfit to keep it fresh looking and pull the textures together.

Read more at www.scotsman.com

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

1940s Vintage Blouses


1940 Blouses, image source: vintagebobbin.blogspot.com

For women, fashions in the 1940's were a time of practical comfort and simple elegance. War rationing limited fabric choices and designs but even after the war the styles didn't change much. Here is a quick overview of common fashion designs in the 1940's.

1940's women wore either dresses, two piece suits, skirts and blouses or occasionally pants. The dress was shaped like an hour glass. The shoulders were wide and padded, narrowed down the bodice to a tight waist and then flared out moderately to an A-line skirt ending at the low knee. This was the shape of the decade. Designs were simple and uncluttered with fancy trims or decorations. Colors were earthy in the early 40's and bright and pattered in the late 40's.




You can find this 1940's vintage blouse at buffalogalvintage.com

Two Piece suits were very popular in the 1940's. The skirt was A -line with minimal pleating and centered around the high waist (above the bellybutton.) The Suit jacket was shaped like a dress, with two or three big buttons down the front, square shoulders, and fitted at the waist. The bolero jacket was another jacket variation worn over a blouse.

Blouses had padded shoulders, puffy loose sleeves, and they tapered at the wrist for long sleeves and ended just above the elbow for shorter sleeves. They could be plain light colors or fun striped patterns. Many women knit their own blouses and sweaters.

With clothing being plain the accessories were big, colorful, bold and vibrant with patterns and textures. "Costume Jewelry" was all the rage with women along with fun plastic clutch purses. Hats were either small and decorated or large and simple, many with veils that hung over the face and underneath the chin. Shoes were plain, "chunky,"pumps, wedges or oxfords. Even sandals took on a similar heavy look.

This is 1940's fashion in a nut shell. Visit this site to learn more about 1940's fashions, with pictures, and shopping advice for men and women.

Vintage Short Sleeve Blouse

Vintage Short Sleeve Blouse
This vintage styles is very cute!

Whether it is the summer or the winter, your wardrobe cannot be without an array of different vintage short sleeve blouses. There are so many different fashion tops within the women's fashion industry today that sometimes it is nice to simply throw on a comfortable and soft short sleeve shirt/blouse and enjoy the day in pure comfort. You can choose the one that best suits your personal taste.

Vintage Short Sleeve Blouse
Vintage short sleeve blouse style inspiration.

One great thing about short sleeve blouse is its availability, you really don`t have to suffer getting some because allot of cloth shops have it in stock. It comes in array in design and kinds, and no matter your preference you will get what can do a good style for you.

Vintage Short Sleeve Blouse
Cute vintage short sleeve blouse from Etsy.com

Making vintage fashion work for you is all about finding the look that best suits you and your lifestyle.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Vintage Style Blouses

Vintage Style Blouses
Polka dot vintage blouse, image source: Etsy.com

Vintage styling is mainly clothing between 1920's and 1990's period. Though you may not find your size and fit in real vintage style clothing, you may find your choice of colours and fit in retro-vintage, which is imitation of those designs which were in vogue years ago.


So, if you are sick of rummaging through that stacked up clothes stores, why not design your look for the next week-end party with styling clothes? For that dream dress of yours, try out some vintage styling. It's sure to make you look original and imaginative and of course, stylishly elegant too!

Vintage Style Blouses
Flowers are scattered on a crinkled chiffon fabric. The main colour is a light-hearted red
image source: www.heydayonline.co.uk

Many celebrities are sporting vintage clothes in Page 3 events, thus acknowledging the freshness of that era! Many of the fabric of that bygone era are not found in today's world. The detailed work on them like lace, embroidery, crochet, needle work, etc. are not found today.

Mostly, vintage style clothing is customized clothes and the fabrics are of the highest quality. The detailing done on them have no match, whatsoever! Quality combined with desirability is worth owning in clothing. Certain style and design value make it worthy. If you see vintage clothing back in market is because of this quality.

Vintage Blouses
Red vintage blouse, image source: www.vintagediggs.com

Most of the vintage style clothing is handpicked from stockiests, godowns and makers or designers. Sometimes even the labels will be intact, so that you can have unused first hand vintage item in your hands.

The 1960's minis are making a comeback among the youth today. Tank tops, platform shoes, bell bottoms etc are all doing the rounds of fashion circuits. The disco style of 70's is well seen in the hairstyles as well as clothing.

Retro Blouses
Pink retro blouse

Investing in these clothing will never be a waste. It means you are trying to preserve a piece of history as well as helping in preserving our depleting environment. That is recycling! By buying vintage style clothing you are trying to recycle the old clothes. That means you are cutting down on waste.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Vintage Blouse Shop


Vintage Blouse Shop

Being old doesn't mean getting outdated; at least that's how it works in the world of vintage fashion. Clothing pieces from the 1920's to 1970's still find a space in today's fashion setting and are increasingly becoming more visible in modern times. But vintage clothes don't stand only as a fashion alternative, as they are also a window to the past.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Vintage Blouse Patterns


Vintage Blouse Patterns

Vintage Skirts, Blouses and Jackets to Knit - A Collection of 26 Dress Knitting Patterns from the 1940's

Product descriptions:

A collection of 26 vintage knitting patterns. Patterns include, jackets, skirts and blouses in a variety of styles. Retro patterns for today. Digitally formatted for easy viewing. Patterns include photos and complete instructions. Most sizes range from 12, 14, 16 and 18.

Vintage Blouse Patterns include:

Cactus Skirt and Blouse
Holland Skirt and Blouse
Skirt and Blouse Style 1395
St Augustine Skirt, Blouse and Jacket
Dallas Skirt and Blouse
San Francisco Skirt and Blouse
Orlando Skirt and Blouse
Chevy Chase Skirt and Blouse
Stamford Skirt and Blouse
Lakewood Skirt and Jacket
Nashville Skirt and Blouse
Bryn Mahr Skirt and Jacket
Manhattan Skirt and Blouse
Seattle Skirt, Blouse and Jacket
Grosse Point Skirt, Blouse and Cardigan
Winchester Skirt and Jacket
Saybrook Skirt and Jacket
Manhassett Skirt and Jacket
Long Beach Skirt and Blouse
Lenox Skirt and Blouse
Evanston Skirt and Blouse
New Orleans Skirts and Blouse
Pasadena Skirt and Jacket
St. Louis Skirt and Jacket
Pinehurst Skirt and Blouse
Skirt and Blouse 1391


Friday, 27 January 2012

Vintage Blouse Stores


Lipsy Embellished Collar Women's Vintage Blouse

Product descriptions :

Brand: Lipsy
Color: Vintage cream
Material Composition: 100% poly
Care Instructions: 40 degrees, do not tumble dry, do not dry clean, do not bleach, cooliron on reverse.
Inner: Polyester
Model: tp01789-embellished collar blouse
Seasons: Spring/Summer
Lifestyle: Evening

Vintage Blouse Stores

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Vintage Clothing Pattern

Vintage Clothing Pattern
Vintage Clothing Patterns

A Guide To Vintage Pattern Terminology

If you are considering sewing with vintage patterns, then you will definitely want to learn the terminology. Vintage patterns come with vintage terminology, not all of which may be familiar. Here are a few of the terms you might encounter when working with vintage patterns.

1. Continuous Lap: A strip of fabric cut on the straight grain and used to face edges of an opening or slit in a garment.

2. Jabot: A ruffle or cravat-like accent attached to the front of a dress or blouse.

3. Lapped Seam: A seam in which one seam allowance edge is lapped over the seam allowance of its joining piece and stitched.

4. Pin tuck: Very small tucks stitched just a pin's width from the fold to slightly shape a garment piece. In the late 1920's, a series of pin tucks were often applied across the natural waistline of a frock for shaping and detail.

5. Plaits: An array of narrow (known today as "knife") pleats often applied at the hem of a dress, the ends of sleeves, or around the neck opening.

6. Shirring: Three or more rows of gathers made by small running stitches in parallel lines. The rows are spaced as desired.

7. Slide Fastener: The original term for zippers.

8. True Bias: Fabric that is cut at a precise 45-degree angle to the fabric grain line.

9. Toile: The French term for fabric pattern. Originally pertained to the muslin test garment.

Today, with the help of the internet and the popularity of all things vintage, it's easier than ever to acquire vintage patterns. Sewing with the real-deal pattern in its original form is a great experience and a fun way to re-create those wonderful designs from the past. I hope the above glossary of
terms will help you easily navigate the world of vintage patterns, and make your sewing experience fun!

Joyce Boulan is the owner of a website devoted to vintage sewing. You can search for vintage patterns, antique buttons, antique sewing machines and much more. Please visit: http://www.vintagesewingshop.com

Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Vintage Blouse Clip Art

Vintage blouse clip art


Vintage Blouse cartoonVintage Blouse Design

Vintage Blouse clip arts - Sleeveless blouses

Image source: http://cliparts101.com/free_clipart/43594/Blouse_5.aspx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Vintage Sewing Patterns - Peasant Blouses

Are you fond of those beautiful vintage gowns and dresses that can make just about anyone look stylish and elegant? Are you unable to understand where to find such designs and how to modify them to fit you best? Are you confused about the vintage design that will suit you best? You can simply sit back and relax. The internet comes with a wide range of solutions to your problems!



Vintage Sewing Patterns - Peasant Blouses: Advance 4277, Advance 6754, Advance 7110, Butterick 3612 A, Butterick 3670, Butterick 4356, Butterick 5374, [Paperback]
  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Unknown (Oct 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 1234689642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1234689643
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 0.2 cm

Vintage Blouse Vector

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Vintage blouse photo

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